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  • December 10, 2011
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
  • Referee: M. Dean
  • • Attendance: 25446
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Premier League Preview: West Bromwich Albion - Wigan

The two lowest scorers come face-to-face, with the Baggies aiming to move into the top half and Roberto Martinez hoping to see his side climb off the foot of the table


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WEST BROMWICH ALBION
 


Foster
Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Shorey
Brunt, Mulumbu, Morrison, Thomas
Long, Odemwingie
WIGAN ATHLETIC

Al Habsi
Stam, Gohouri, Caldwell, Figueroa
McCarthy, Diame, Watson
Gomez, Sammon, Moses
Roy Hodgson has challenged Graham Dorrans to replace the injured Zoltan Gera in the side, but it seems likely he will play two up front having frequently stated he wants to see Shane Long and Peter Odemwingie paired together.

Wigan don’t have any more injury problems but are still without Chris Kirkland. Ben Watson could come back into the side, possibly for David Jones.

DID YOU KNOW?
  • West Brom has not scored more than two goals in any league match this season.
  • The club is the only side apart from Swansea not to score from outside the area.
  • Wigan, on the other hand, has six goals from over 18 yards.
  • But it has conceded three or more goals in six of its 14 league matches and conceded two goals in three other matches.
  • The Latics have just two league wins with a home victory against QPR and win at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland.
  • Wigan’s next three matches after this are Chelsea and Liverpool at home followed by a trip to face Manchester United.
  • Wigan has committed 181 fouls – the most in the league.
  • These sides have met six times in the league, with Wigan winning three times to West Brom’s two and in all fixtures it’s six wins each with one draw.
  • Last season Wigan triumphed 1-0 at the DW Stadium before drawing 2-2 at The Hawthorns.
  • Wigan is currently in the bottom three in the Premier League: home table, away table, first-half table and second-half table.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Ben FosterGoalkeeper
3Jonas OlssonDefender
12Steven ReidDefender
20Nicky ShoreyDefender
23Gareth McAuleyDefender
7James MorrisonMidfielder
11Chris BruntMidfielder
14Jerome ThomasMidfielder
21Youssouf MulumbuMidfielder
24Shane LongStriker
9Peter OdemwingieStriker
12Márton FülöpGoalkeeper
25Craig DawsonDefender
-Billy JonesDefender
5Somen TchoyiMidfielder
17Graham DorransMidfielder
33Paul ScharnerMidfielder
-Simon CoxStriker
26Ali Al HabsiGoalkeeper
32Antolín AlcarazDefender
5Gary CaldwellDefender
-Ronnie StamDefender
3Maynor FigueroaDefender
16James McCarthyMidfielder
-Victor MosesMidfielder
15Jordi GómezMidfielder
19David JonesMidfielder
21Mohamed DiameMidfielder
18Conor SammonStriker
12Mike PollittGoalkeeper
2S. GohouriDefender
8Ben WatsonMidfielder
-James McArthurMidfielder
9Franco Di SantoStriker
10Shaun MaloneyStriker
20Hugo RodallegaStriker
Players to Watch
Youssouf Mulumbu
Youssouf Mulumbu
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 21
Games Goals YC RC
3 0 0 0
Victor Moses
Victor Moses
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
3 0 0 0
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